Former Twitter Employee Convicted of Spying for Saudi Arabia

Aug 11, 2022 | Political News

A former employee of left-wing social media giant Twitter has been found guilty of using his position within the company to spy for the government of Saudi Arabia.

Bloomberg reports that a former employee of social media company Twitter was recently convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia by handing over the personal information of users on the platform who used anonymous accounts to criticize the country and its royal family.

Ahmad Abouammo, a US resident born in Egypt, was found guilty by a jury on Tuesday of charges including acting as an agent of Saudi Arabia, money laundering, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and falsifying records. Abouammo’s trial took two weeks in San Francisco federal court and he now faces 10 to 20 years in prison when sentenced.